In New York, among the tall buildings of Manhattan, there was a container house, valued at only 39 900 dollars. The authors suggest the project to mass-produce such housing.
Young design company MECA unveiled its design idea on one of the streets of the West Village. Comfortable modular home, an area of about 100 square meters. m, was assembled and installed on site in just five days. The modular design of the containers makes it such a house easy to transport, as well as allows to expand the living space, informs portal Inhabitat.
Dignity at home are not limited to its mobility, modern design, simple design and affordable price. Despite its modest size, the house as functional - in a bathroom, kitchen and living room, which looks large due to the glazed facade. According to the designers exterior wall of the container is lowered so as to form an outdoor terrace.
On the exterior steel structure house is sheathed with panels of cedar and interior trim is made of a bamboo tree - the use of natural materials make the house habitable in different climatic zones. And besides, according to the founders of the project, the foundation of the house (a metal container) to 70% of recycled materials.
The very idea of prefabricated housing cargo containers is not new, it has long been inspired by architects, and "settle in" containers have started since the middle of XX century. However, so far implemented only a few projects of container construction, for example, such as student hostel in Amsterdam or bar in Linz (Austria).
Pioneering the idea of Michael de Jong, founder of MECA, conclude that he first conceived start mass production of high-quality, sturdy and beautiful container homes, reports the Wall Street Journal.
In his view, these buildings can become a good alternative for those who want to have their own home but can not afford to contrive an expensive and durable construction. In addition, Mr. Yong said that the houses MECA are themselves modern design objects, the subject of affordable luxury. Therefore, he expects that some stars are willing to buy his house, and even introduce them into fashion.
During the first year of its existence, MECA has sold ten of container houses, mostly in Canada. Despite the increasing popularity of home MECA in the U.S., the major U.S.company today has to conquer the real estate market in countries where the middle class is just beginning to develop.